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Galapagos without a cruise (gasp!)

Welcome to Ecuador - the perfect place for family excursions. Between the rich Amazon rainforest, the colorful Andes filled to the brim with culture, and of course the Galapagos islands - the jewel of Ecuador offering adventure, wildlife and beaches - we have something for everyone.

MYTH: So you thought you had to book an expensive cruise to enjoy the islands? And you thought that the Amazon has to be its own separate trip?

REALITY: Have family, will travel? Here is the 14-day trip that was the most popular adventure booked this summer:

Private 14-day tour for family of 5




Day 1 - Private transfer to your hotel in Quito, and spend 3 nights at Patio Andaluz Hotel (1 king room & 1 triple loft for family of 5).

Day 2 - Private Quito City Tour with lunch, chocolate workshop, & equator line visit.

Day 3 - Private Full Day Cotopaxi Tour and horseback riding with a traditional mountain lunch.

Day 4 - Flight to the Amazon and spend 3 nights at the Napo Cultural Center Amazon Lodge (1 king cabin & 1 triple cabin with all excursions and meals included).

QUICK NOTE: why this lodge? Because it is located inside an indigenous village, allowing you access not only to the typical excursions into the forest, but also mornings with the shaman interpreting your dreams, afternoon soccer games with the local kids, and a chance to try the ladies' forest cooking.

Day 5 - Amazon jungle excursions with all meals.

Day 6 - Amazon jungle excursions with all meals.

Day 7 - Flight back to Quito and travel to Otavalo with soft hiking en route, and a traditional dinner on arrival. 2 nights at the Hacienda Pinsaqui (1 king room & 1 triple room).

QUICK NOTE: did you know Otavalo is the largest indigenous market in South America? Here you will explore the lakes and mountains, along with a chance to bargain for some goodies. The accommodations are beautiful working ranches offering traditional meals and cultural interactions. And llamas!

Day 8 - Private touring of the highlands and the Otavalo Indigenous Market with lunch.

Day 9 - Flight to the Galapagos and private tour of the highlands with lunch. 5 nights at the Hotel Acacia (1 double ocean view & 1 triple room)

QUICK NOTE: Acacia is a great little boutique hotel with a nice pool - a rarity in the Galapagos!

Day 10 - Full day Yacht Tour to another island like Bartolome with a shared guide & lunch on board.

Day 11 - Private Tortuga Bay Tour with kayak activity with lunch included.

Day 12 - Full day Yacht Tour to another island with a shared guide & lunch on board. Visit Islands such as Plazas & Santa Fe.

Day 13 - Galapagos free beach day! Or add another excursion.

Day 14 - Transfer to the airport for flight to the mainland and home.

Would you like our full itinerary and pricing details?


This is your trip and we can make any changes - upgrade hotels to our luxury properties. Add another island excursion. Bring 8 people or go with just 2.


Happy travels!

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